Jack “JackLovesLamp” Counts, 21, is a general management student in the business school at the University of Oklahoma. Born and raised a gamer, Jack started with children’s puzzle games like Freddy Fish and was basically taught to read by the Pokemon handheld games. He didn’t discriminate based on console, playing games on most every system (Xbox, Playstation, GameCube, Dreamcast), but his first PC gaming experience with Steam in high school got him more into PC gaming. He got involved with League of Legends earlier than most, entering the game in its alpha stage. [Read more…]
The story of the Oklahoma League of Legends Facebook group wouldn’t exist today without the assistance of Thinh “IEATLEGOS” Dinh. As one of the first admins of the OKLOL group, it’s only fitting that Thinh would be the first feature of the Summoner Spotlight Series, a new collection of stories focused on members of the OKLOL group.
Thinh, 28, has been a gamer since childhood. Some of his earliest gaming memories were playing on the Sega Genesis, but once his family picked up a PC, he never went back to console gaming. His passion for online gaming started around 1999, a year after the first StarCraft game by Blizzard was released. It was then he first created Mystik Gaming, a competitive team made up of his close friends.
“I remember waking up early and trying to muffle the dial-up sounds to get some games in before having to leave for school,” Thinh said. “Thinking back on it, I got in so much trouble just trying to play video games. It was an addictive experience to be able to play with people all over the world, and you just couldn’t get that on consoles back in the day. As for creating Mystik, it was just another way my friends and I could bond. When we recruited members, we didn’t care if they were good for the most part, we just cared about attitudes. I still keep in touch with an online friend from Michigan I met through the game, and I got the privilege of attending his wedding in 2015!” [Read more…]